Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
This was a quick dish using ingredients we had in the pantry/fridge. It was one of those days I hadn't planned anything and I got home from work about the time Justin was waking up, so only had as much time as it took him to get ready for work. I thought it was pretty good for just "throwing something together."
- chicken broth (about a 1/4 cup)
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- sour cream (about a cup)
- 1 small can of chopped mushrooms (drained)
- 1 can of spinach (drained)
- sun dried tomatoes (chopped)
- 1 lb ground turkey meat
- whole wheat pasta
Here's what I did:
I poured some chicken broth into a pan and then added the can of cream of mushroom soup and sour cream.
Next I added the can of spinach (drained) and the ground turkey meat.
Earlier in the week I browned turkey meat, separated into 1 pound portions, put it in a labeled zip lock bag, and froze it. Having part of the meal "pre-prepared" helps speed the cooking process.
|My labeled bag the turkey was frozen in.|
While I was working on the sauce, I started the pasta cooking:
Next, I added the sun-dried tomatoes and can of mushrooms (drained). I think the sun-dried tomatoes added a nice flavor to the dish. Then I just let it simmer for a few minutes:
|It tastes better than it looks, I promise.|
Here's how it looked on my plate:
|Goat Cheese makes everything better - so we added some on top.|
A: 10 (I didn't plan ahead at all.)
HH: 8 - He told me he liked as much (maybe more) than this post. I like the curry better.
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Friday, April 22, 2011
I stopped by Kroger after work and picked up these ingredients:
1 bag of Romaine lettuce
1 head of lettuce
1 bag of dried cranberries and honey roasted pecans
1 can of mandarin oranges
1 bottle of Brianna's salad dressing - Blush Wine Vinaigrette
You can't go wrong with this salad. I added the head of lettuce to the bag of Romaine. Also, just add the dressing to your serving of salad because it wilts the salad super fast. Let Foodie Freddie's know if you try this salad. If your week was super crazy like mine, you'll be grateful for fast side dishes like this one. Happy Easter!
A: 2 (trip to Kroger with the rest of my community was necessary)
T: 10 (salad was ready in no time)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Let us know if you try this and how you put your twist on it!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
|Date Night Pizza|
Monday, April 4, 2011
Let me tell you about my Dad. He's the best. His new hobby is smoking (the cooking technique) any kind of meat you can find. Chicken, pork, steak, you name it, he'll put it in the smoker. I think the smoker is the male version of a Crock-Pot. It's definitely more masculine to hang out around the smoker, play with the dogs, cut the grass, wash the car, open the door to the smoker, and produce dinner.
My Dad's meatloaf was the inspiration for today's menu. We have never cooked meatloaf since we got married. Eliott found a recipe when watching 5 Ingredient Fix on The Food Network for Twice Cooked Turkey Meatloaf. Both of us are huge fans of sun-dried tomatoes, so this recipe sounded delicious.
Here's the recipe: Twice Cooked Turkey Meatloaf
A: 7- who has fresh sage in their kitchen?
T: 5- baking anything for longer than 30 minutes when you're hungry is torture
HH: 8- he volunteered to eat it for leftovers, enough said